What will I learn?
The programme’s strong science foundation includes biological science, biochemistry, vertebrate anatomy and physiology.
Students also enjoy work placements in organisations as diverse as the Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Heathrow Animal Reception Centre, organic livestock farms and wildlife conservation trusts.
You will have the opportunity to develop your academic research through the Level five module on applied industrial research, choosing an area relevant to a specific sector of interest.
How will I be assessed?
Much of the assessment is coursework based – essays, reports, practical portfolios and seminar presentations. Practical activities, in-class assessments and a limited number of exams also play a part.
Where can I go from here?
You can progress onto the BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour, BSc (Hons) Animal Management or BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology Top-up programmmes at University Centre Sparsholt or other organisations.
Sparsholt graduates now work in zoological collections, animal charities and veterinary practices.
• Animal Management
• Principles of Biology
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Work Practice
• Industry Skills
• Academic Skills
• Analytical Techniques
• Human Animal Interaction
• Population Biology
• Applied Industrial Research
• Work Practice 2
• Ethology and Ethics
• Animal Health
• Animal Management 2
• Developments in Animal Behaviour Science
A Level Two A Level passes, including one at grade C or above which should be in a life science
BTEC Extended Diploma MMP
City & Guilds Ext. Diploma P + 6 units at Merit or above to include three from:
• Chemistry for Biology Technicians
• Inheritance & Genetics
• Biochemistry & Microbiology
• Anatomy & Physiology
• Fundamentals of Science
• Animal Nutrition
• Ecology & Conservation
• Animal Biology
BTEC Diploma MM
City & Guilds Diploma M (including science unit)
Access to HE A satisfactory pass in a relevant Access course with 45 credits at Level 3 with Science units at Merit
International Baccalaureate Appropriate IB Certificates considered
Plus GCSE math and English at grade C/4 or above or Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.